What is hypnonsis?
The state caused by hypnosis (trance) cannot be compared with a state of sleep, nor with anaesthacia either. Rather, hypnosis corresponds with the state in which we are when we fall asleep in the evening or wake up in the morning, which means the relaxed state between waking and sleeping.
The state is deepened and kept stabile by the hypnotist. Under hypnosis the consiousness – depending on the dept of the trance – is being more or less strongly restricted or completely switched off. At the same time, he subconsious is very focused and active, resulting in an increased suggestibility. In this state, the subconsious is open to changes. As our subconsious controla approx 90-85% of our behaviour, this meanst that under hypnosis basic patterns of behaviour can be changed as well.